Saturday, October 27, 2012


I am down to 213# and wear a size 18 'skinny' pants, size large, ex-large depending on cut of the top!!  This is so exciting, can hardly stand it! How does this happen? Well i know i had the bariatric surgery and have been mindfully eating. Better to put protein in than something loaded in sugar, and that sugar NEVER ends up tasting the way i think it should or how i remember it is supposed to.... This opens up a whole new world of shopping possibilities/catalogs that have things that will fit!!!  I can move and DO!!!
I left the house at 9am this morning and did not get back until after 4p, so Luci did not get her noon pill and appeared to have had a relapse, but got the pill in her and she later ate some of her dinner, so think she is feeling better.  Think mid-week i am going to go have another session of the acupuncture for her, that was such a dramatic easing of how she felt, think maybe she needs some follow-up on that to get her 'over the hump' so to speak and on the road to sustained feeling better :) now does that make sense?
Take Care & God Bless All
Thank you so much for well wishes to Luci, she & I truly do appreciate it!!!


  1. I think that acupuncture is a good thing, but it takes more than one time. You are doing so good with your life changes and sound very happy.

  2. Congratulations on your weight loss. You must be feeling so much better. The shopping part is fun. It takes a bit of getting used to wearing smaller more fitting clothes. *smile*

    A tip ..... don't know if your digestion can handle this but if you ever feel hungry try adding cream, about a tablespoonful to your coffee. I can't believe how not hungry I have been since doing that with my 2 morning cups.

    My weight loss thing is a lot different to yours. I chose to go wheat free and now I am learning new serving sizes as I moderate the amount of protein I eat. I've managed to lose about 60 pounds this year but was more or less stalled for months until I decided to change things around. It's taken a while to work out what is best and I haven't finished tweaking things yet.

    Do hope Luci is soon fully recovered.


  3. Congratulations on the weight loss, Loree--you are doing so well! I've been inspired to lose some weight (the old-fashioned way). I'm down 27 pounds and have a lot more to lose, but I know it's the right thing to do. One time I lost 100 pounds, but I gained it all back. This time I'm determined to keep it off. ;)

  4. You are doing so well with your weight loss Lori. Keep up the good work. Sorry to hear Luci is not doing as well but know you are doing all you can for her. Hugs to you both.

  5. Great job on the weight loss, you should be so proud of yourself. You need to do what you need to do for Lucy, if acupuncture works, go for it. Good luck with it all.

  6. Lori, I'm so proud of you! Yahoo and yowiee, girl, you're right on course. We are running parallel tracks, but I'm not telling my weight yet. I have lost 122 pounds since January 24, and have driven Jerry absolutely wild -- every time I pass a clothing rack in a store, I have to stop and find something new to buy. Isn't it a thrill to find yourself fitting into "normal" people's clothing!! And eating the right food: last evening I made a big pot of spaghetti sauce, put my serving over spaghetti squash. Delicious.

    Love from Suzy

  7. I am so excited for you. You are doing fantastic with your weight loss. Sorry about Luci. Our Skittz is now having problems. She pulls her arm out of it's socket frequently. Jim learned how to put it back in from the vet but it takes about three or four days of pain pills before it works again. Give her a big slurp from my girls.

  8. Good work,Loree! I am inspired to get back on track myself. I let 10 lbs creep on since summer so I gotta do it!

  9. Congratulations ... the sugar is my downfall ... I have to totally abstain. When someone says... just eat one cookie... HAH! I want to slap 'em... if I could eat just ONE cookie I wouldn't be fat! When I get that seemingly incontrollable GOT to have that muffin or pie ... I stop myself and as you said ... remember that it really doesn't taste all that good.

    When I go without sugar for a while and then have some? eww sooo sweet. The other night I was really really craving pie. (I LOVE pie) ... I marched into McD's and ordered a small fry ... that did it. I guess it was the salt. I didn't go a binge! which is what I tend to do after going without for a long time.

    oh, pooo... if I find out I'm going to die? or I mean when... I know I'm going to die... I'm hiring a freakin caterer and eat pie till I die...

    aw... little Luci... acupuncture has a good reputation